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Causes Of Vascular Calcification
My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?
Inherited disorder: Familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease of elevated LDL "bad" cholesterol causes early atherosclerosis resulting in vascular calcifications in the arterial wall plaques (lesions). Fatty deposits in the skin called xanthoma are found around the eyes, elbows, knees & other joints. Read more about this at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/. Get a good endocrinologist. ...Read more
No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more
Generally speaking, is vascular calcification behind both ankles in an elderly person of any potential importance?
Occur with age: Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries contribute to the narrowing and stiffness. The effects of these deposits may be seen on ordinary X-rays. Vascular calcifications are age related changes which happen in arteries as we get older. Basically calcium is deposited around the vascular system. These calcifications may be in heart, aorta, etc. They can be related to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
Hardening of the art: It's evidence of arteriosclerosis - "hardening of the arteries.". ...Read more
Superficial lipoma confirmed in ultrasonograpghy on shoulder.3cm wide and 27mm tall. No necrosis or vascular calcification. Advised to remove?
Lipoma: This is a cosmetic issue and carries no harm if it does not bother you. ...Read more
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What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is buildup of cholesterol and fatty plaque in the blood vessel. However it is not necessarily related to a patient's weight and can occur even in very thin individuals. This buildup can get calcium deposited in it as well, which makes it stiff, hence the term "hardening of the arteries". The cyst behind your knee sounds like it may be a separate issue, called a "baker's cyst". We get these cysts behind our knees for no apparent reason. They swell and sometimes can rupture. They often however cause no problem. They are usually identified on an ultrasound study. If you had worsening pain, redness, leg pain, or new symptoms then it would need to be immediately evaluated. ...Read more
I recently fell and needed an X-ray on my left knee. They incidentally found vascular calcification on the xray. Is it unusal to find it on xray?
I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification. I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.
Vessel calcification: If you have calcification (c) of your arteries, you should see a physician to be tested for more advanced chronic kidney disease as well as being evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Depending on the results of your examination, more tests may need to diagnose if you have peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you have pad, you may have disease the arteries in your heart and brain. ...Read more
Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?
44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?
Calcification: This is a sign of inflammatory atherosclerosisAnd likely reflects you'll following in mother's footsteps. Talk to a physician in regards to changes in lifestyle (diet, exercise, substance use) and to access prescribable medicines that can in combination helped to significantly slow down the rate of progression and possibly induce partial regression ...Read more
Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?
I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.?
Need information: If it is dermoid cysts of ovary, you are born with it, is there all your life. It contain embryonal elements skin, bone, teeth hair, etc the reason for confusion and majority are benign, if you have children, sonogram might have detected. Speak to your gyn doctor, get it removed, will make your mind at ease. ...Read more
Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.
Normal stuff: Extra renal pelvis is a normal finding in many people where renal pelvis is outside the kidney tissue. NBD no big deal. Free fluid is common in women who menstruated and maybe a cyst ruptured for example. Stones in veins in pelvis happen to all ...Read more
CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Atherosclerotic vascular calcification but echocardiogram showed no issues. Should I consult a cardiologist?
Symptoms?: Are you having symptoms? If yes then it would be worthwhile to obtain a cardiac evaluation. If you are not having chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or exertional restriction, your primary health care provider can most likely manage your issues. Sounds like you would benefit from life style modification to reduce cholesterol and lipids and monitor blood pressure. Stop smoking if you do. ...Read more
I fell a while cycling and broke my coccyx. Xrays were done again yesterday. The doctor conf that the transvere fracture through the S3 VERTEBRA IS NOTED AND IT APPEARS UNCHANGED. What does BENIGN VASCULAR CALCIFICATION NOTED IN PELVIS MEANS? THANKS
Calciifcation: You have a little całcium laid down in your arterial walls but not enough to be of any consequence ...Read more
Benign or PAD: Vascular calcifications may be benign or malignant. The calcifications may be related to peripheral arterial disease. I would suggest a initial diagnostic lower body arteriography. Sometimes vascular calcifications may be related to benign aging process. As we age, our arteries start to stiffin with fibrin and calcium deposits. This may lead to older onset hypertension and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?
Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more
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I have a right lower midpole soft nodule that is 2.4 x 2.0 x 1.9. Its vascular, with a hypoechoic halo but no calcification. How serious is it?
An oval shape well defined hypoechoic masd seen in left axila 2.3x1cm. Homogenous echotexture with no vascularity speaks of calcification. Pls advice?
Axillary mass: Needs to be excised. See a surgeon. ...Read more
Circular hypoechoic lesion (0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 c) in midpole of right testicle. No internal vascular flow or calcification found. What is the diagnosis?
Cyst: Hypoechoic and avascular generally mean fluid filled. Although you definitely should be examined by a urologist, this most likely represents a testicular cyst. ...Read more
I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.
Thyroid function?: Hi. What prompted the thyroid ultrasound? Sounds like no nodule, so thyroid cancer is not the issue here. Heterogeneous echo texture is non-specific, but certainly can be seen in Hashimoto's. Do you have normal thyroid function? Even if so, you could check TPO & thyroglobulin antibodies to see if there's evidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Good luck! ...Read more
I have 3.2cm Heterogeneous hypoechoic predominantly solid nodule-cystic, calcification- midpole right lobe increase vascularity what does this mean?
1.5x0.6x1.1.1cm ill defined heterogeneous hypoechoic area w/internal vascularity no calcification found on heterogeneous right thyroid lobe. Explain?
Thyroid nodule: You need to see your endocrinologist for interpretation of this. A 1.5 cm thyroid nodule probably should be biopsied, although the likeihood of this being cancer is low (probably less than 10%). A nodule among a multinodular gland is less of a concern, as is a nodule in a hashimotos gland. All this needs to be examined. ...Read more
Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b
I have a 2.4 heterogeneous hypoechoic solid nodule with cystic components and no increased vascularity or interna calcification. Shortness of breath?
Not sure: I'm not exactly sure what the question is but I don't like the sound of the mass you describe. It sounds as if this was a breat ultrasound finding. Is that true? If so, what was the physicians recommendation? If my assumptions are correct, there is no definite clear relationship to shortness of breath from a physiologic standpoint, but shortness of breath should to be evaluated. ...Read more
1.5x6x1.1 CM ill defined heterogeneous hypoechoic area internal vascularity no central calcifications on a diffusely heterogeneous lobe. Is this bad?
Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??
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Spouse has been having lower right abdmn pain that radiates through groin, they did an x-ray of pelvis and said "some vascular calcifications"?
Additional Test: The test of choice for your wife's symptoms is an ultrasound. This could be gastrointestinal, vascular, or pelvic/gynecological in nature. It is difficult to give you anymore answers without a full workup of symptoms, onset, duration, frequency, what makes it worse or better, etc... ...Read more
18x14x7mm & 11x8x5mm complex cystic nodules right parotid. Echogenic, hypoechoic vascular septations, coarse calcifications. Inconclusive Biopsy to come?
Chest xray for my broke rib, radiologist stated my heart size was at the upper side of normal & that there was vascular & granulatomous calcifications?
I have a thyroid nodule that is slightly larger than 1cm. It is on the right lobe of my thyroid. It is solid, calcified and has increased vascularity. I have had a biopsy, no results yet. What are the chances of malignancy? I also have a smaller nodule on
Thyroid nodule? CA: Chances are not zero. Need more information but I would not worry as you can't do anything about it till you get results of Biopsy. What did your team say? ...Read more
Thyroid sonogram found 13mm oval mass with increase vascularity and punctate calcifications complicated cyst where also present. Cancer risk?
Potentially: You need lab tests and a thyroid biopsy. Check w/ your doctor. ...Read more
I have a heterogeneous hypoechoic thyroid nodule with solid components, internal vascularity and calcifications. Is there a chance this is cancer?
Yeah some: Wife had biopsy for this this week. Chance is low but that warrants a biopsy. ...Read more
CT - "Adxenal mass" "Calcifications in the pelvis may indicate vascular phleboliths". What test can confirm this? Is an adxenal mass the same as cyst?
Yes,: An ovarian cyst is in the category of adnexal masses, but so are other ovarian and paraovarian masses. Generally the next step in the evaluation would be pelvic ultrasound to characterize it as a cyst or not. Phleboliths are common incidental findings and usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more
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